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Metabolic Syndrome: The Genetic Aspect

We have seen increased interest in recent years in the study of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is the fastest growing health problem worldwide. Metabolic syndrome is a name given for a group of risk factors that collectively increase the risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), stroke, and type 2 diabetes [3-5]. It is also known as syndrome X, the deadly quartet, and the insulin resistance syndrome. According to a recent estimate it affects one in five people in the United States and its incidence increases with advancing age. About 25% of the population of US suffers from metabolic syndrome [6].


Citation: Vijaya Krishna V (2011) Metabolic Syndrome: The Genetic Aspect. Endocrinol Metabol Syndrome S1:e001. doi: 10.4172/2161-1017.S1-e001

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